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  1. Re: Adjustable air helper kits / Air springs advice please.

    A tip I picked up from an USA site said to inflate first, then hook up or load and then deflate to level. I find this works very well for me.
  2. Re: Adjustable air helper kits / Air springs advice please.

    There have been reports of air helpers that have been fitted onto the chassis of vehicles and have caused cracks and damage. I can understand the heavy duty bags fitted to large trucks with very...
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    Re: The Monthly Gauteng Breakfast Run - March 2020

    Should not be a problem, have seen them do much worse.
  4. Re: New tendency: standing up while lane splitting

    Not true one bit. Counter steering requires no shift in your body at all.
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    Re: The Monthly Gauteng Breakfast Run - March 2020

    There was a Prius stuck in his bumper, ....... I got confused. Besides, Estee was "Blotto"
  6. Re: Offroad ethics for the responsible overlander and traveller.

    Display your 4x4 community sticker proudly
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    Re: The Monthly Gauteng Breakfast Run - March 2020

    Fixed, and apologies to those that I missed out on the post.

    Must have been the muffins, I get very worried when Swambo says "home made"
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    Re: The Monthly Gauteng Breakfast Run - March 2020

    I am so ashamed, with my gammy foot I left my Pajero at home and bummed a lift with the Jeep :eek:
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    Re: The Monthly Gauteng Breakfast Run - March 2020

    Give that man a muffin, 21 cars, probably 60+ people and

    Jeep
    Toyota
    Ford
    Renault
    VW
    Suzuki ?
    Mitsu's
    Land Rover
  10. Re: Would you help someone in distress? My story….

    Agreed, I also take this into consideration because. I am too old and fat to push start a 2 tonne 4x4 and secondly I now drive an auto. :)
  11. Re: Would you help someone in distress? My story….

    My conscience would not let me leave you stranded. If I was suspicious, I would at least have asked you to sit under a tree while I checked out your story and gone to check on your wife.

    Heat...
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    Re: Portable Solar Unit

    What I have done is to bolt on a PWM, or you can use MPPT if you want, to the battery boxes. I also have a dual in the Pajero and a battery in the trailer. I then use red BH to connect.

    The...
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    Re: Cooking batteries

    Batteries like to be shaken around a little, if the van has stood maybe it sulphated to a point where it shorted or it could have ran dry especially if it is the sealed type.

    I echo what has been...
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    Re: smart charger working under load

    What you say sounds right, the charge memory says that if there is a loss of power it will remember the last stage, which in my test would be stage 9. Only if it is disconnected will it revert to...
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    Re: Meat direction

    I think you have this right.

    South and East a no no.
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    Re: smart charger working under load

    So I did a test

    took my 48ah battery, the little one that I take on trips as a small aux. This is a normal crank battery. Hooked up the Waeco CF 50 with a few bottles of water inside and the...
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    Re: Waeco Repair in Gauteng

    084 060 4854

    Echo totally what is said above. SMS the above no and he will reply to you. Great guy, more than happy to support him.
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    Re: Adventure Bike

    For confidence building and beginner bike skills, you can't go wrong with BMW. Be warned however that once you have done that, you will want to move onto another course ..... and then another...
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    Re: Tourist Vandals?

    Don't fcuk with cats
  20. Re: Dual battery recommendations. What to get? High vs Deep

    I think some are being passed off as new, I know a lot of guys use Royals as standby batteries and change them out after a certain time. These are the ones that people get caught with as they still...
  21. Thread: Botswana Meat

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    Re: Botswana Meat

    Ordered mine from Thomas Van Zyl at Sefalana in Tsabong

    Group of 9 for a week

    All frozen and vacuum packed on arrival. Did not ask for money up front, paid through the till with card on...
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    Re: Adventure Bike

    This debate has been going for a while around starting on big bikes. My take on it is that it is entirely dependant on the individual.

    Some people will not have a problem learning on a bigger...
  23. Thread: Cheapies !!!

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    Re: Cheapies !!!

    Here is the first thing I have noticed

    The Pirelli's picked up small stones that would be gripped by the tread pattern. More than once I would have to pick them out of the tyre as they made an...
  24. Re: Dual battery recommendations. What to get? High vs Deep

    Just a follow up on my two Royals. One in Pajtu and the other in the trailer.

    Both are doing very well and work hard on the trips. One doing the CF50 in the trailer plus lights plus Bundutop up...
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    Re: smart charger working under load

    Got me wondering if there is a difference between the PSA and the PSD, other than the obvious.
  26. Re: Trip Kgalagadi to Mabuasehube and back to Gauteng April 2020 holiday

    I am not up to date but I last paid P30 pppn for DWNP

    Inter tourism rates I think are around the P180 pppn

    P 120 pppn for park fees P50 for vehicle fee.
  27. Re: NL Dual Battery System - Help me here Please.

    usually the red BH is for input and the grey for output
  28. Re: Trip Kgalagadi to Mabuasehube and back to Gauteng April 2020 holiday

    Leso 1&2
    Khiding
    Monamodi 1&2
    Bosobologo
    Gate camps

    These are DWNP

    The rest are inter tourism sites.
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    Re: smart charger working under load

    My manual says this ...

    Pulse (Stage 9): Maintaining the battery at 95-100% capacity. The charger monitors the
    battery voltage and gives a pulse when necessary to keep the battery fully charged
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  30. Re: NL Dual Battery System - Help me here Please.

    Post 8 and 9. Is there a fuse in that black box ?
  31. Re: Travel from 2Rivers / Twee rivieren to Gauteng - best road

    I dislike Kuruman and like the tar rd to Tsabong and then onto Werda and out at Bray. To Tosca from there and then tar all the way home via Vryburg - N14. Very pleasant drive.
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    Re: What kit is needed for your adventure bike

    That looks like the business for your big body, it sure would make me smile. Lots of good advice, but I would not risk those panniers on the first couple of dirt rides. :)
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    Re: What kit is needed for your adventure bike

    What ?
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    Re: What kit is needed for your adventure bike

    The Africa twin out of the box is as capable a bike as you could wish to get. I would give you the same advice as a new camper, do a couple of trips and work out your needs from there.

    Also do...
  35. Re: Windup on 4x4 from different tyre sizes fitted?

    Seen like this it shows a big difference
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